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BGN Radio is Bleeding Green Nation's regularly scheduled podcast. Each week some combination of Brandon Lee Gowton, Mike Kaye, James Seltzer, Patrick Wall, Dan Klausner, Matt Dering, Ben Natan, and host John Barchard will be here to talk about your beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
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• Episode #98 Crew: John Barchard, James Seltzer, Ben Natan, Matt Dering
• How did you interpret LeSean McCoy’s comments when you read them?
• John: "Race is still a humongous problem in the NFL and I am glad we are talking about it, but using Chip Kelly as a springboard for it is really stupid."
• Ben: "I think that Shady just very very salty, but what he brought up stirred the pot and created this whole conversation. But you also can’t quantify Chip Kelly not being racist by bringing in black players."
• Stephen A. Smith started it, Tra Thomas continued it, and LeSean McCoy opened it up, do Kelly and the Eagles need to say something? There is still no good way to say it.
• Why Riley Cooper is still here is a hard thing for us to understand.
• Matt: "Riley Cooper is still the single biggest problem that Chip Kelly has with all of this. I am a little confused why he’s still on the team."
• A lot of people tie together the release and trading of DeSean and LeSean with Cooper, should they be doing that?
• John: "I can understand [the trade of] Shady, I can understand [the release of] DeSean. I still can’t wrap my head around Riley Cooper. I can justify everything else but I can’t justify the re-signing of Cooper."
• James: "I’ve been around the locker for the last three years, I know that locker room really well and I have never seen any evidence what so ever of Chip being racist in anyway shape or form. I have however seen DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy .. those two guys specifically not be as involved with the program as the other players were."
• Verdict: Chip Kelly? Probably not racist. NFL? Probably still racist.
• We go through #SamGoodford and #SamBadford. How excited or worried should you get about Sam Bradford?
• Matt is impressed with Jordan Hicks
• Ben gushes over Brandon Graham
• Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders projects the Eagles to finish in third place with nine wins … Your thoughts?
• Final thoughts and more!
• Off topic - Come to the Sixers draft lottery party on May 19th!
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